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Subject Focus: Poet Laureate Philip Levine at Wayne State University

Philip Levine, a 1950 graduate of Wayne University, was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States in August of this year. Levine was born in Detroit in 1928, and his poetry is concerned with labor, industry and workers. In his short time as the nation's official poet he has not refrained from political activity: he made international news this month when an autographed book of his poetry he had donated to the "People's Library" of Occupy Wall Street was among those seized by the New York City Police Department.  read more »

Photo Caption Contest: November 16-23, 2011

Welcome to a new feature on the Reuther Library Blog: a photo caption contest. It’s easy to play. Here’s how:
1. Look at the photo below.
2. Come up with a caption for it.
3. Post your caption and the URL for this blog post on our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/reutherlib), either directly on our wall, or in the comments beneath the contest announcement, within one week.
We’ll pick the one we like best, and that person will get a free print of the image. After a week, we’ll reveal the true context of the photo. We hope you enjoy!  read more »

Subject Focus: Armistice Day and Veterans Day

World War II veterans registering for classes at Wayne University

Although the First World War did not officially end until the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, combat between the Allied nations and Germany ended on November 11, 1918, when an armistice was called for the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  read more »

Photo Caption Contest: October 19-26, 2011

Welcome to a new feature on the Reuther Library Blog: a photo caption contest. It’s easy to play. Here’s how:

1. Look at the photo below.
2. Come up with a caption for it.
3. Post your caption and the URL for this blog post on our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/reutherlib), either directly on our wall, or in the comments beneath the contest announcement, within one week.

We’ll pick the one we like best, and that person will get a free print of the image. After a week, we’ll reveal the true context of the photo. We hope you enjoy!  read more »

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